Friday, January 22, 2010

Ristras Mexican grill

In my opinion, there are only few Mexican restaurants in Metro Manila and non of them were really authentic. I'm not saying that Ristras is not good, but it's just not authentic...   Ristras is a small  Mexican cantina in San Juan that serves good tex-mex cuisine.

From wikipedia, ristras are arrangements of drying chile pepper pods. Although their main purpose is to preserve chiles for later consumption, they are commonly used decoratively in chile-producing areas, especially New Mexico.

I've been here several times and tasted almost everything in their menu but for some reason can't find other pictures I  took, anyway here are some...

Burrito.P290. - is their specialty
The server will make it as you wish 1.)choose the type of wrap (flour or whole whear tortilla) 2.)Choose the main ingredients (carnitas, chicken, steak, barbacoa, or even vegetarian in the form of beans) 3.) choose type of burrito they want (Fajita Burrito, Burrito Bowl,normal burrito) 4.) Add the fixings (guacamole, bell peppers and onions and jalapeno)  ...then voila!

Enchilada - contains freshly made mozzarella, and is served with a side of salsa, guacamole, and sour cream


You may find the price a little steep but their servings is huge(good for 2)... their chimichanga is good.

That's All!

Ristras Mexican Grill
J. Abad Santos cor. Lopez Jaena St.,
San Juan, Metro Manila. Philippines
(Near Alex III in Wilson St)
(63 2) 744-9817


Marvin Gaerlan said...

ristras is my favorite non-authentic mexican food place! I was just there last night.

kg said...

you're right about the "authentic" thing. sometimes, these foods served by the bigger restaurants are too commercialized. i guess nothing will beat a small, home-inspired restaurant serving the real [or almost the real] thing.

princess_dyanie said...

pero in fairness mas masarap naman sila kesa sa mexicalli. :P

Unknown said...

We've tried Ristras too, and there's this big possibility of not coming back. The restaurant and the service was ok, but the food has nothing special. I'd rather go to a nearer Mexicali branch than go all the way to San Juan.

Calv said...

hmmm san malapit ito? anong bldgs katabi?

bat pala pabalik balik ka kung hindi sya ganun ka-authentic? hmmm.

ALiNe said...

@Calvin- Near alexIII, pag galing ka greenhills turn right ka dun sa kanto ng alexiii tas andun na... di sya authentic pero yummy!

@Rico- really? I like it better than mexicalli :D

Sidney said...

Looks mouthwatering good ! :-)

carlotta1924 said...

i love mexican food, and this resto i've yet to try. sa sobrang dami nang restos sa san juan, hindi ko na alam kung alin ang uunahin hehehe :)

mommy ek said...

sarap! i want to try this!

JoTan said...

good food but service was poor :(

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